Hibriten wins Porter Relays

South, West place second and third respectively
Apr. 16, 2013 @ 06:30 AM

The Hibriten boys’ track and field team claimed a first place victory at the C.W. Porter Relays on Monday in Lenoir.

“The team worked really hard to win,” said Hibriten assistant coach Monte Simmons. “We had to throw some kids in there at the last minute and they worked hard to put us in a position to win. We finally brought it (First place trophy) back to Hibriten.”

South Caldwell and West Caldwell were also at the event. The South boys and girls both took home third place finishes. The West Caldwell boys and girls both finished in fourth. The Hibriten girls, only competing in field events, finished in eighth.

“I’m real tickled with the girls’ team,” said South head coach Charlie Wiedey. “They did really good in the field events and they ran hard. I’m also very pleased with the boys’ team. Several kids ran several events so I think were a little tired at the end. Hopefully this will carry over into the conference meet.”

Alexander Central on the girls’ event with 108 points and Ashe County was second with 64 points. The Alexander Central boys finished second with 70 points, just one point behind Hibriten.

On the boys’ side, the Panthers’ relay teams took home one first place victory in the 4x200 Meter Relay. Hibriten fell behind early in the race, but anchor Tori Smith came from behind to win the event. The

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Panthers also took second place in the 4x100 Meter Relay.

In the field events, Adam Stephens was the lone first place finisher with a victory in the Triple Jump.

For South Caldwell, the Spartans’ relay teams claimed victories in both the 4x800 Meter Relay and the Distance Medley.

West Caldwell’s relay teams earned two, second place finishes in the 1600 Meter Run Relay and the 4x400 Meter Relay.

In the field events, Dalton Crump and Caleb Coffey competed in the High Jump and earned second and third place finishes respectively.

On the girls’ side, South Caldwell earned third place finishes in both the 4x800 Meter Relay and the 800 Sprint Medley. In the field events, three Spartans tied for first place in the Pole Vault. Ariel Shaw, Meleah Starnes and Lauren Arrington all tied with Ashe’s Maize Chapman with a jump of six feet, six inches.

For West Caldwell, three relay teams earned third place finishes. The Warriors claimed third in the 4x100 Meter Shuttle Hurdle, the Distance Medley and the 4x200 Meter Relay. In the field events, Adasha Pearson took home second place in the Discus Throw, while Crisha Bolick earned third place in the Shot Put.

For Hibriten, the Panthers’ girls only competed in the field events. Julia Sherman won the Long Jump.

The Lenoir Rotary Club helped sponsor this event. Big Kahuna Timing was in charge of all results.